How B Complex works in the body is truly amazing. There are eight B-vitamins and each one performs its own essential role as well as working synergistically with the rest to keep us functioning properly.
B1 or Thiamine is essential for converting carbs into energy. It also assists proper nerve and muscle function. B2 or Riboflavin helps to break down protein, fat and carbs sending energy to the muscles and promoting red blood production. B3 or Niacin helps metabolize fat, glucose and alcohol. B5 or Pantothenic Acid also helps to release energy from our food and assists in the formation of red blood cells. B6 or Pyridoxine assists in nearly 100 metabolic enzymatic reactions and assists in liver detoxification, blood cell formation and the development and proper functioning of the brain and nervous system. B7 or Biotin is essential for the metabolism of lipids, proteins and carbs and contributes to healthy hair and skin. B9 or Folate helps with the formation of red blood cells and B12 or Cobalamin is essential in the production of blood cells, the absorption of iron and the metabolism of proteins, lipids and carbs.
B vitamins are water-soluble which means they are not stored and need to be ingested every day. The B’s work together to energize and protect our bodies and are essential for good health. Natural foods are the best source and include such things as wild caught salmon, leafy greens, legumes, organic beef, eggs and the all-food supplement B Stress Complex from Food Research. B’s found naturally in food, unlike synthetic or chemically derived supplements, contain the entire B complex family as well as all the naturally occurring enzymes, peptides and phytonutrients that’s are critical to the proper digestion and utilization of those vitamins.